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. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 11th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." defense secretary lee on panett blasts the s.e.a.l. who wrote the book about the osama bin laden raid. >> what the bush administration knew about al qaeda months before the 9/11 attacks. mystery in china where the country's future leader has disappeared. and u.s. open winner andy murray will be here in studio. we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> how can we run sensitive operations here if people are allowed to do that? >> defense secretary leon panetta tells cbs news a book about the bin laden raid crosses the line.
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>> you want this navy s.e.a.l. prosecuted? >> i think we have to take steps to make it clear that we're not going to accept this kind of behavior. >> 11 years ago terrorists who hijacked airliners into the world trade center, the pentagon and a field in pennsylvania. >> completing the museum at the site. >> president obama observed a moment of silence at white house, marking the moment when the first plane hit the world trade center. >> for a second day, thousands of chicago teachers are heading back to the picket line as negotiations remain gridlocked. emerged the grand slam champi champion, andy murray wins the u.s. open. >> it wasn't just important for me, but as a country as a whole. duke and duchess of cambridge have arrived in singapore, ahead of their diamond jubilee tour of asia. >> i don't mean dominated but in
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the sense of -- >> absolutely not. >> i need new glasses, went and got some glasses. >> i don't want to accuse wolf blitzer of going -- >> i think you put up the wrong picture on the side by side. this is the picture you should have put. >> i don't hate tweets. i just don't love them. >> and all that matters. >> president mahmoudahmadinejad. >> on yom kippur. >> that's like the kardashians giving a speech on labor day. welcome to cbs "cbs this mornin morning". leon panetta is speaking out
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about the s.e.a.l. who wrote about the night osama bin laden was killed. >> we spoke to the secretary at the pentagon monday to talk about that topic and others, including the massive budget cut that is will hit the military if congress cannot agree to a debt reduction deal. i begin by asking panetta if the american people have a right to know about the operation that took out bin laden. >> there's no question that the american people have a right to know about this operation. that's why the president spoke to the american people when that operation happened. but people who are part of that operation, who commit themselves to the promise that they will not reveal the sensitive operations and not publish anything without bringing it through the pentagon so that we can ensure that it doesn't reveal sensitive information, when they fail to do that, we have got to make sure that they stand by the promise they made to this country. >> i notice you say sensitive and not classified information. >> well, you know, there's always fine lines here.
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but, you know, we are currently reviewing that book to determine exactly what is classified and what isn't and where those lines are. but even beyond that, the fact that he did it without running it by the pentagon, so we could take a look at it -- deliberately just basically said we're not going to do this. that's a concern. i cannot, as secretary, send a signal to s.e.a.l.s who conduct those operations, oh, you can conduct these operations and then go out and write a book about it. or sell your story to "the new york times." how can we run sensitive operations here that go after enemies if people are allowed to do that? >> has this navy s.e.a.l., do you believe, put other navy s.e.a.l.s and other members of the military in danger? >> i think when someone who signs an obligation that he will not reveal the secrets of this
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kind of operation and then does that and doesn't abide by the rules, that when he reveals that kind of information, it does, indeed, jeopardize other operations and the lives of others that are involved in those operations. >> how does it jeopardize future operations? >> i think when somebody talks about the particulars of how those operations are conducted. what that does is it tells our enemies, essentially, how we operate and what we do to go after them. and when you do that, you tip them off. >> do you think his life is in danger now? >> he was very much a part of the operation that got bin laden. you know, there's no question that that should make him concerned. makes us concerned about his safety. >> let's talk about defense spending. you recommended about $500 billion in defense cuts. congress passed those defense cuts. but now you're facing across the board defense cuts in addition
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to that as part of this defense seq sequestration. how concerned are you about those additional cuts? >> i'm very concerned about it. it's going to hollow out our force and it's going to weaken our defense system. >> have you, at the pentagon, begun preparing for these cuts that may go into effect? >> we have not. because -- >> isn't that irresponsible? >> what's irresponsible is the fact that they put these cuts into place and that they are failing to come up with the answer as to how to prevent this from happening. they put a gun to their head. that is what the sequester is all about. let's put a gun to our head. if we don't do the right thing, let's blow our heads off. this thing is supposed to take effect in january. the whole purpose of it was for republicans and democrats to do the right thing and prevent this from happening. that's what's irresponsible. >> this is really fascinating. it seems to me to reflect a
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level of anger about this book that i hadn't heard before. >> he is very angry. i mean, you can hear him. he said how the hell are we going to be able to run sensitive operations if navy s.e.a.l.s and other special operations feel like they can go write a book after this? i think they're trying to lay down a precedent. it's interesting that he didn't accuse this naevy s.e.a.l. of releasing classified information. they're still reviewing that, but called it sensitive information. they have the justice department looking at t that's under review, but they're going to do something. >> we'll have more of that interview with secretary panetta later this morning. he will tell us whether that navy s.e.a.l. will be prosecuted, as suggested. more than 11 years after the 9/11 attacks, there are new accusations about what the george w. bush administration knew about al qaeda's plan. we learned after 9/11 a presidential briefing paper in august of 2001 was headlined bin
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laden determined to strike in the u.s. but this morning in "the new york times," investigative reporter kirk eikenwald said that the white house received warnings as early as may, may of 2001. we spoke with kirk yesterday. >> what i have been able to see are the presidential daily briefs before august 6th of 2001. and they are horrific. and they are evident -- reports are an attack is coming. there are going to be mass casualties. the worst of them, the pentagon -- the neoconservatives at the pentagon, as the cia was coming in, saying al qaeda is going to attack, said oh, this is just a false flag operation. bin laden is trying to take our eye off the real threat, iraq. and so there are presidential daily briefs that are literally saying, no, they're wrong. this isn't fake. it's real. >> when a lot of people hear
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this, aren't they going to say this is another example of where, not just the bush administration, but our intelligence community dropped the ball and failed to heed the warnings that were in a number of these that went all the way up to the president of the united states? >> cia did a spectacular job. that's what really comes down. in the aftermath, the white house and others said, well, they didn't tell us enough. no, they told them everything they needed to know to go on a full alert. and the white house didn't do it. >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi deputy director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kurt has stumbled into here say bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in some of the white house and national security team.
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richard clark, who was the national security adviser for terrorism, in his book "against all enemies" he said all the light lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he talks about the briefings they were given. some of this we knew. >> some of it we didn't know. >> and in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> failure of imagination, failure to connect the dots as we know from the 9/11 commission report. secretary panetta yesterday in asking him, in his 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the snake, but with ayman al zawihiri out there. >> al qaeda central command is all but dead. you have to keep an eye on t it's still capable of being lethal on a small scale.
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we don't need to worry about al qaeda central command but al qaedaism, the way they've marshalled the internet to find followers that they've never met. >> reports they're growing in afghanistan, clearly are in syria and established a bigger presence in iran. >> one of the maladies of the counterterrorism world leading up to 9/11, and since, we're always fighting the last war. al qaeda and even al qaedaism, what the national focus on terrorism, what they're focused on now is what's going to happen with israel, iran and what is the potential if there is an israeli strike on iran for terrorism by iz rainian agents, hezbollah agents around the world and we've seen smatterings of the practice for that coming up. what are they really focused on? they would say al qaeda, we're watching that. we've got that. but we have this other big
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concern, which is interesting, 11 years after 9/11. go ahead. >> nuclear iran certainly a big concern. another thing we'll play from our interview with secretary panetta, who says we still believe we have the ability to strike at them effectively, if we have to and believes there's still a window with iran. >> that is the u.s. position. start disagreement with the israeli assessment on that. that's bit of a wild card. ask me this. is the pentagon going to go after the navy s.e.a.l.? >> is the independepentagon goi after the navy s.e.a.l.? >> funny you should ask that. people i'm talking to in the defense department say they are all but certain to go after the money. not the prosecution, but to sue for what he made from this book. >> what they want to do is avoid prosecuting a member of the navy s.e.a.l. who was heroic and at the same time send a big signal, don't ever do this again.
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>> which is nuance. a guy said i didn't do this about money. i'm giving most of the money away. >> john, thank you very much. in the race for the white house, both campaigns say they would run no television ads today because of the 9/11 anniversary. a new poll shows president obama with a growing lead over governor romney. like bely voters shows 52% supporting the president and 42% supporting romney. a week ago, before the democratic national convention, they were tied. campaigning in ohio money, romney took aim at mr. obama's campaign slogan. >> he went out with his campaign slogan. you know what it is. he says move forward. forward is his campaign slogan. i think forewarned is a better term. >> as bill plante reports -- >> reporter: the obama campaign is trying to bottle the magic of clinton's convention address, which many thought was the highlight of last week.
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smiling take-down of the ryan/romney argument so much he spent the weekend out on the campaign trail, repeating a friend's suggestion, that he should appoint clinton to a new jo job. >> president clinton made the case the way only he can. somebody sent out a tweet and said you should appoint him secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of explaining stuff. secretary of explaining stuff. i like that. >> reporter: norah, you first reported that clinton was going to stump for the president, right? >> that's right. >> talked about that when we were in north carolina. >> yeah. i love that. >> explaining stuff. >> the explainer in chief. what does the obama team say they want from bill clinton, other than to explain everything? are they hoping that some of the magic rubs off on obama? and why florida? >> reporter: here is the thing.
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first of all, we've learned that the obama campaign talked about the idea of the former president campaigning, but it was president obama who actually made the ask. we're told that the two men hung out together backstage for quite a while after clinton's speech last week. and for reasons now that benefit both of them, they've put aside their past differences which, of course, date back to that 2008 primary. and so clinton will kick off his campaigning for the president tonight in miami and tomorrow again in orlando. and florida is the kind of swing state where clinton's favorability rating, which is 69%, could help the president across the board. i mean, not only persuading w k working class voters, including ohio, wisconsin, idaho and new hampshire. something else the obama
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campaign needs. they were delighted. >> bill, there's also -- >> reporter: one of their biggest fund-raising days ever. >> the president has accepted, i think, an invitation, as has governor romney, to come to the clinton initiative here in new york. both of them are coming, notwithstanding what bill clinton said about governor romney during his speech. >> reporter: well, nobody will admit this is a quid pro quo. there's a little bit of that. and clinton is trying to be bipartisan in inviting both and i think only clinton could get away with that. benjamin netanyahu, he said if the world refuses to draw a line in the sand over tehran's nuclear program, it cannot demand that israel hold its fire. he told reporters, quote, the world told us, israel, wait. there's still time. i said wait for what? wait until when? secretary of state hillary clinton has returned from china where rumors are flying about the country's future leader.
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disappeared from public view. secretary clinton's trip to china. >> reporter: imagine that the next president was about to take office and then disappeared just before his inauguration, with no explanation. the man who is about to be china's next president, 59-year-old xi jinping, has not been seen publicly since september 1st. rampant on chinese blogs as to what his disappearance signals. explanations range from an exercise injury, car accident. chinese government officials refused to explain xi's absence and asked american officials not to discuss it. the frenzy began after xi canceled a meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. staffs who were in beijing to meet with chinese leadership were told around 11:00 pm that night that the secretary's morning meeting was canceled. chinese officials assured the
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americans it wasn't a diplomatic slight. that same day, xi's appointments with russia's parliament eraria were also called off without explanation. he is supposed to begin his new leadership role next month. this is the latest political intrigue as the world's fastest growing economy, once in a decade leadership change, chinese authorities are very concerned about keeping control. >> thanks, margaret. dozens of wildfires are burning out west. some of the worst are near the cascade mountains. fire weather warnings have been posted in washington, oregon, and wyoming. forcing 500 people from their homes. east of seattle, forcing the evacuation of some 200 homes. time now to show you some of the morning's headlines. new talks failed in the
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clr. great britain has a men's grand slam champion! andy murray wins the u.s. open. welcome back to "cbs this morning." andy murray's bid for the u.s. open last night was a long time coming, and we're not just talk about that epic five-set final against novak djokovic. this is murray's first grand slam title and the first by british man. sean connery says scottish man, since 1936. there were a lot of celebrations in scotland. andy murray joins us now, and a huge congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> tell us what it meant to you and what it means to you after coming so close so many times
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and doing it last night against a great player. >> yeah, it means a lot. i just felt very relieved at the end. it's been a lot of years of hard work and a lot of tough losses to finally come through, especially in a match like that last night, after being two sets to love up, to finally breakthrough was great. >> why did you do it? what happened to make you do it last night? >> i don't know. it was very tricky conditions last night. it was very windy. managed to stay really tough at the end of the match. i went for a bathroom break after the fourth set and sort of looked at myself in the mirror and said just give everything on every single point and leave the court with no regrets. i managed to tough it out in the end. >> when you got the first break, you knew you might be able to do it? >> yeah. i started to feel comfortable around 4-2, 5-2. but against somebody like djokovic, he's come back from those situations many times
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before. it was tough. but i saw it through to the end. >> how did you come to work with ivan lindle and how did he help you? >> well, basically, i train in miami, so i spend about three, four months a year there. he lives in florida, so it worked out well. i spoke to him at the end of last year on the phone. we met up. had dinner a couple of times and got on really well. i liked the way he talked about tennis. he was very positive about my game. that was how it started. i he made, i think eight consecutive finals at the u.s. open. so to have someone on like that on your side is great. >> what's the most important thing he's added to your game? >> it's not one thing. i feel like having his presence there and his experience around the most important moments for me is what's helped. you know, knowing what to say before going out to play the final of a grand slam, there's not many people in that
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position. he played 19 grand slams finals, so i think that's been the big difference. >> i was sitting there last night watching, and occasionally in the first several sets in which you won, when you'd make a mistake, or the wind would give you a hard time, you would look up to the box. i never you were looking at some particular person there in that box, where your friends were and where lindle was. >> it's a hard thing to explain. i've done it since i was a kid. i'm quite shy, quite self-conscious. when you're playing on a court, there's obviously 23,000 people there and cameras and stuff, i tend to look up to my box just to see some familiar faces, to make me feel a bit more comfortable. but ivan doesn't show too much emotion. >> no. the red sweater. show some emotion. >> exactly. but during the match, i need someone calm in the corner and he certainly provides that. requi
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>> i noticed coldplay last night was tweeting congratulations to you. i think it's the first british man to win in 76 years or something like that. what does that mean? >> yeah, it's amazing. i've been asked about it so much over the last four or five years. with each year that passed, i was wondering if it was ever going to happen. so i'm glad that i did it for myself last night, but also for the country, and we can move on. and i hope it's not another 76 years. >> i want to get this in. sean connery was sitting there with his hat, the legendary actor. says it's great for scotland. and stop saying that he is british. he is scottish. i've been fighting that for 40-odd years. you understand? >> yeah. he's always supported me. i got a phone call from him when i was 18 years old. he's a big tennis fan. he's a very funny man. very passionate about scotland.
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it was great to have him there. >> is this a great time for tennis? you've got rafa. roger, still good. you and novak. this is a really great time for tennis. >> yeah, i think the last few years, tennis has been in a really good place. i think also on the women's side. serena coming back. she's been unbelievable this year. and at her age in the women's game, you don't see that that often. she's still so dominant. so i think tennis is in a really good place. just now the men's game is very, very strong. >> and it was so nice of you to bring this for charlie. >> i just want to touch it. >> i know, right? don't put your fingerprints on it. serena was singing your praises yesterday when she was here. she was rooting for you. >> she said "i'm for andy." your grandmother, i think we have a reaction from your grandmother. >> oh no. >> it was an absolute classic. so. that tennis was phenomenal. and the way andy regrouped and
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got himself back together again to win the final set, i just couldn't be more proud of him. tremendous. >> there you go. when did you first pick up a tennis racket? >> when i was about 4. >> and you knew by what age that you could be competitive with the best? >> 15 probably. that was when i really decided i wanted to play tennis. i moved to barcelona and moved away from my family when i was 15 and that was when i decided i was going to be a professional tennis player. >> congratulations again. on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, families of the victim still cannot visit the memorial museum that was promised years ago. this morning we'll show you what is behind all the delays. and tomorrow, in our "note to self" series, nascar's dale earnhardt jr. writes a letter of advice to his younger self about his career. and he takes a rare and personal look at his relationship with his legendary father. you are watching "cbs this morning."
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ninight is only raisising moror ququestitions about why not. the fountains that flow in the footprints of the twin towers have drawn more than 4.6 million people in the year since they've been opened. but the memorial is not the only way victims of 9/11 were supposed to be honored. a museum was originally set to open in 2009. delays pushed that back. the port authority promised it would be today. but still, the doors remain closed. it's been frustrating and painful for victims' families. >> i'm just -- i get sad and frustrated, i think, because i feel this eight acres is dedicated to our loved ones, and
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we have this amazing, breathtaking memorial that needs this museum to tie it all in. >> monica's husband michael was killed in the attack. she sits on the board of the foundation that runs the memorial. >> it's shocking, it is. i'm kind of shocked by the whole thing myself, i would say. >> the museum built beneath the memorial's trees and reflecting pools is nearly complete. the ornate entrance and main exhibition halls are ready to go. but a funding dispute between the foundation and the port authority, the agency in charge of construction, has left the museum unfinished and at least a year away from opening at best. scott wreckler is the vice chairman of the port authority. >> it's about do we have the money to finish where we are and do we have a plan in place to ensure that the museum can be sustainable financially going forward. >> reporter: the annual cost of
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operating the memorial and museum is pegged at $60 million, that includes extra security and fountain maintenance. by comparison, arlington national cemetery, $45 million. two months ago, hundreds of victims' relatives wrote a letter to the governors of new york and new jersey, who jointly oversee the port authority, calling the halted work "a betrayal of those who died on 9/11." those words seem to have resonated. late last night in the 11th hour, so to speak, an agreement between new york's mayor and the governors of new york and new jersey put an end to the stalemate. in a statement, new jersey governor chris christie said working together, we will now move this project forward with conviction, but also with proper transparency and oversight and at no further costs to toll payers and taxpayers. and a senior new york state official told cbs news the key to the deal was ensuring there would be no additional costs to the port authority or the state.
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but the museum was on budget and on schedule until the port authority halted construction. according to joe daniels, the president of the foundation. >> there's enough money in place? >> we've raised over $450 million from all 50 states. big companies, individual donations. we have the money there. we are ready to go. the museum is more than 80% done already. we've just got to get that last part finished. >> reporter: so if the money was there, why the holdup? daniel says it was business as usual when it comes to projects at ground zero. >> why isn't it open? >> every single big accomplishment down at the site over these last 11 years, whether it's the memorial on the tenth anniversary, the deal that got the commercial towers going, the freedom tower, it always was proceeded by lots of volatility, lots of challenges. >> reporter: most of the exhibits are ready as well. monday at a hotel a block over from the memorial, victims' families were invited to get a
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first look at the interactive displays that will serve to put faces on the names etched into the fountains. >> i'll tell you the story behind that. >> reporter: but for the families, moving as the exhibit is, it wasn't meant for a hotel ballroom. it's meant for ground zero. >> i know when people come to the memorial when i'm there, they're always like when is that museum opening? we want to go in. we want to see. we want to learn what happened only voices you'll hear are
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the loved ones of the victims no rest for britain's young royals. william and kate have arrived in singapore this morning, their first stop on a tour of asia. we'll take you there on "cbs this morning."
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♪ it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." just ahead in this half hour, america remembers the victims of 9/11 on the anniversary of the terror attacks. we'll go to singapore to see what prince william and kate are doing on their latest world tour. first here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." it tells our enemies essentially how we operate. when you do that, you tip them off. >> for the first time, defense secretary leon panetta is speaking out about the navy s.e.a.l. who is speaking out about the night osama bin laden was killed. >> let me ask you this, is the pentagon going after the navy
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s.e.a.l.? >> president obama observed a moment of silence. 11 years after the attack there are new accusations about what the bush administration knew about al qaeda's plans? >> they told them everything they needed to go on a full alert and the white house didn't do it. >> thousands of chicago teachers on the picket line instead of the classroom continuing for a second day. >> andy murray win it is u.s. open. >> i did it for myself last night, but also for the country. >> eves rossi used his custom jet propelled wing with an original wartime spit fire. >> does piers know i'm here. >> he doesn't know i'm here. >> i'm mitt romney and i have no idea what these people are saying. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell.
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today is the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. victim families have gathered for a memorial ceremony. they will be reading the names of the victims and observing moments of silence when the planes hit the twin towers. other events are being held around the united states. nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. defense secretary leon panetta says a book by a navy s.e.a.l. who participated in the osama bin laden raid sets a bad example. the book was not approved by the defense department. >> i spoke with the navy s.e.a.l.'s attorney who said the white house, the cia, the pentagon all gave detailed accounts of the bin laden raid to "the new york times," the new yorker, even people making a hollywood film and there's nothing in this book that's any different than what other publications and people were making movies know about. >> well, there's a fundamental difference. the people that presented some
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of the details of the operation were authorized to do that by the president of the united states who has that authority to do that and inform the american people as to what happened. in this case that was not the case, and that's the difference. >> you want this navy s.e.a.l. prosecuted? >> i think we have to take steps to make clear to him and to the american people that we're not going to accept this kind of behavior because, if we don't, then everybody else who pledges to ensure that that doesn't happen is going to get the wrong signal that somehow they can do it without any penalty to be played. >> gayle and charlie, this is personal for him. remember he was director of the cia during the raid. now he's defense secretary. he's angry about it. >> you can tell. how do you prosecute the man who many consider a hero? at the same time clearly his
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superiors are upset with him. >> that is the question. how do you go after him, or do you go after the money that he has made from this book? i think that may be the more likely scenario. >> the thing seems to be that they want to send a signal, at least to take some action to reflect their anger as you said. >> i think they're concerned that now people will take their personal accounts and try to sell it for profit. >> bob gates in an interview we did several months ago that they all agreed that nobody would talk about this raid, there was complete agreement. five hours later people were talking. >> right. bob gates was not happy about that, including some actions by people at the white house and the cia. >> we will continue that interview in the next half hour with the secretary. panetta talks about the situation in iraq and also makes some news about afghanistan in this year's presidential race. >> a panel of medical experts says ovarian cancer screenings do more harm than good for healthy women and should not be performed. that's according to "the new
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york times." the panel says the screens produce too many false positives leading to unnecessary surgery and harmful complications. this is the same group, by the way, that says men should not get psa screenings for prostate cancer and women under 50 should not get routine mammograms. always confusing by what to do. >> very confusing, these kind of studies. i think the general piece of advice is check with your doctor. people have unique circumstances and hereditary sessions. federal tobacco tax hike has triggered an historic drop in smoking. in february 2009 president obama signed the law raising the federal tax on a pact of cigarettes. u.s. today's analysis found 3 million fewer people smoked last year than 2009. actress anglia jolie in jordan this morning. she's a special envoy for united
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nations. at least 185,000 syrians have been forced to leave their country because of the fighting inside syria. 27,000 refugees live in that camp that jolie visited. un officials say the camp needs more funding and conditions are not acceptable. >> you've been to that camp. >> i have indeed. they were not acceptable when they were there. the refugee issue is getting to be a bigger and bigger problem. the turks are concerned about it, the jordanians are concerned about it. clearly people with humanitarian instincts are concerned about it. >> i'll never forget the kids you showed at those camps. >> they're worried about their relatives. >> i totally get that. a jury awarded las vegas casino mogul steve wyn $20 million, "girls gone wild" producer claiming he threatened to kill
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him over a gamble debt. quincy jones was brought into it because joe francis says quincy told me something. quincy says no i didn't. turned into a hot mess. >> $20 million, quite a ruling. ever wonder why a girl throws like a girl? >> what? whoa! >> that's not true at all. >> we'll bring a ball in next week. this morning "washington post" says boys get a lot more practice than girls starting from a young age. the throwing gap only gets bigger over time. also boys turns their hips and shoulders when they throw. girls tend to rotate their hips and throws together making their throws slower and less powerful. you're not buying this? >> did you notice that charlie did a little turn in the chair. i always go like that, very girl-like. >> that's one of the best things to happen and you know that
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because you're parents. >> all this study shows is boys practice sports more than girls so boys are better at some sports than girls. >> the point i wanted to make, in the 21st century, if you drive around anywhere, you see so many young girls out playing sports than you've ever seen before. >> what do you attribute that to. >> the those young royals are on the road this morning fully
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♪ prince william and his wife kate started a nine-day tour of asia this morning celebrating queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. >> the trip will take them from singapore to malaysia to the solomon islands and fuvelu. seth doane is in singapore where the couple landed this morning. seth, good morning. >> good morning, laura. it's a pretty glamorous eye tinry, but this is most definitely work for william and kate who are here on official business representing the queen and that next generation of royal diplomats. >> the duke and kuch es of cambridge flew commercial aircraft on their 13-hour flight from london and were given a
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modest but warm reception at the aiport in singapore. it's the first royal visit here since 2006 when the queen made what was her third visit to this tiny nation, once ruled by the british between 1824 and 1959. at the sprawling singapore botanic gardens an orchid was named in honor of the royal couple. >> why wuz this orchid selected? >> it's an especially beautiful one and we wanted to have a very special orchid for a very special couple. >> this is the one named for her magistery queen elizabeth. >> of course there's one for the queen, to mark her first official visit to singapore 40 years ago. but it was this pure white orchid that may have resonated most with the young couple. it was dedicated to prince william's mother, princess diana. >> she was going to come to singapore to have it presented to her, but sadly when the decision to name it had already been taken and the orchid chosen, she then died.
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>> reporter: william and kate will stay at the colonial era rafls hotel, perhaps known for its singapore sling cocktail. the hotel is named after sir thomas raffles who discovered the deep ports of the city for the british east india trading company. it has been a busy 16 months for the royal couple since they were married in 2011, a ceremony watched by more than 2 billion people around the world. no sooner had the confetti settled that they embarked on their first official overseas trips together last summer. in canada they visited the local rodeo and showed their mutual interest in sport by taking a canoeing trip. in los angeles, another theme was on display, their dedication to disadvantaged children here on skid row. this dazzling couple is able to shine a royal spotlight pretty much anywhere they go. william and kate are not only here representing the queen for
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her diamond 60th jubilee, but also the british government is here to promote trade ties. >> seth, you know this couple seems to be a hit wherever they go. prince harry dazzled the crowd with dancing. what's your expectation that these two will do? >> reporter: so far, gayle it seems much more carefully choreographed. the public has been kept at bay, even the journalists kept behind a line. we can only get the photo opportunities they intended. it's day one of a nine-day trip. we'll see what happens. >> nine days in asia. what is on the agenda? >> they're here in singapore, then on to malaysia. they're working on trade ties with the british government. then it's on to her magistery's realm, the nation of the solomon islands and tuvelu which should be much more spectacular with all sorts of intermingled with locals.
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a lot of talk about what kate might be wearing. >> we're all very curious. i can't wait to hear you ask them about prince harry. me no speak english. the price of gas is soaring. this morning the high prices may have peaked. rebecca jarvis is here to show us what's in our future at the pumps on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet, our passion. [phone ringing] hi. oh there you are. hey are ya? daddy,look! you lost another tooth. [man thinking] don't grow up without me. oh,uh riley wants to say hi. riley... hey buddy...keep 'em safe. [announcer] we know how important your dog is. so help keep him strong and healthy with the total care nutrition... in purina dog chow. because you're not just a family. you're a dog family. we miss you. never beat around the bush. you'll just squash the berries.
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a large american flag was unfurled over the side of the pentagon this morning on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 184 people were killed when a hijacked plane was flown into that building 11 years ago today. this morning, the average price of a gallon gas is 18 cents higher than a year ago. but it looks as though relief is on the way for drivers. rebecca jarvis is here with a fuel forecast. rebecca, good morning. >> the national average this
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morning is 3.84 a gallon. prices appear to have levelled off here after rising steadily for most of the summer. refinery closures and hurricane isaac drove prices at the pump higher for most of july and august, but triple-a predicts that prices will likely decline because production in the gulf is resuming, drivers are logging fewer miles, and new cheaper fuel requirements are about to take effect for winter. this is traditionally what happens at this time of year. still drivers in seven states are paying $4 a gallon or more, and hurricane season isn't over. the one big wild card on the horizon is ben bernanke and the federal reserve. now, the fed is expected to announce another round of economic stimulus on thursday, and that would let banks have more cash on hand. they could buy commodities like oil with that, and that has historically sent crude and gas prices higher. charlie, norah, gayle, back to you. >> rebecca, thank you so much. he brought us "american pie" and
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wrote another lot of other songs you'll recognize. don mclean is with us here in studio 57. and there is a new documentary that looks at his career spanning four decades. he'll tell us why he agreed to let cameras into his personal life. you're watching "cbs this morning" and your local news is next. ,,,,,,,, ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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good morning. in the headlines one person has been hospitalized with a dozen people displaced after a fire an apartment building in san jose overnight. was reported around the o'clock this morning and they found an upstairs unit in golf and flames to people jumping out of the upstairs window to get out and one resident suffering second-degree burns all try to escape the fire and three units are now total loss. the ethics commission has a special meeting this afternoon concerning suspended sheriff's the commission now working on the recommendation to the board of supervisors and whether he should be fired but his lawyers or what that delayed until after the november election when five
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of the supervisors turned up for reelection. traffic and weather up next.
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a live look at the traffic sensors in the south bay northbound to 80 approaching burke and accident clear to the right-hand shoulder with the slow drive times to downtown san jose won a one is traffic heavy
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traffic as well to westbound to 37 this is what looks like stop and go from 880 and an nimitz's than ms for much of the morning drive northbound 880 a stall truck approaching downtown oakland and that's what backed things up. up to our commit no northbound 880 between two of the eight and a maze. could morning. painting the picture this morning of russian hill under overcast skies. the cloud cover in fog along the coast and into the bay area. later today slate clean coast side but still 80s in san jose in mid and high 80s in the east bay. 90 in brentwood the warmest day is thursday.
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♪ did you write the book of love and do you have faith in god above if the bible tells you so and do you believe in rock 'n' roll can music save your moral soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow ♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." back in may 2011, 5,000 people in grand rapids, michigan, created that online music video of don mclean's 1971 classic. you know it, "american pie." >> still remember the words four decades after his mysterious anthem became a hit number one. a new documentary, "don mclean: american troubadour" looks at at the singer-song writer's very
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long career. >> if she asks you why, you can tell her that i told you that i'm tired of castles in the air ♪ >> don is a poet. he's an individualistic, a road warrior, a rock 'n' roller, a folk singer, environmentalist. but he's a poet in our midst. ♪ starry starry night ♪ keeps our palate blue and gray ♪ >> he's up there with the best of them. he's just a very, very talented singer and song writer. he deserves his success. ♪ bye-bye miss american pie >> "american pie" just made perfect sense to me as a song. that's what impressed me the
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most. ♪ well i met a girl who sang the blues ♪ >> it worked for me. it gave me a direction that i could say this is how you write songs. ♪ bye-bye miss american pie >> "american pie" was the anthem of an era. it was picked as the fifth greatest song of the 20th century. it's almost unique among compositions of the 20th century and its enduring appeal. it's our country's most fun song to not just sing, but to analyze. >> we are pleased to have don mclean in the studio talking about this documentary and this song. let me ask for the one millionth time, what was it and what is it about "american pie"? >> it's a phenomenon.
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it's one of those chemical things, i think, that the record had some sort of an effect on people. the memory of buddy holly and his death when i was a paper boy started the idea going, and i had been thinking about making a large song to close my show. like all roads lead to rome. so whatever the songs were -- i do many different kinds of songs and write many different kinds. it would all come to this one american conclusion. but i didn't want to write something that was, you know, obvious. so i came up with this idea that politics and music somehow are parallel. and so i felt just in my own head, that was my theory. i felt that the politics of the '50s were kind of like the music of the '50s and the politics of the '60s was like the music of the '60s. well this was the 1970s, so that
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was my theory. i extrapolated that and carried it on to an apocalyptic end and we seem to be heading in that direction. so some people think it's prophetic, i suppose. >> many people analyze it. you say you don't analyze it. you don't talk about the meaning. but do you have a favorite verse? >> i like the favorite verse, the long long time ago verse, because dramatically, it sets up the story that i'm going to tell. you have to bring an audience along, and you have to set the stage for what you're going to say next. >> where did this come from for you? you said in the documentary, number one, i love the documentary. i'll try not to drool on you, but i became -- >> i'm so thrilled. >> i really loved it. i thought it gave us a great sense of you. but you said you saw elvis presley playing the guitar, and for you the guitar is like what to you? >> well, it's like a cape or a mask. i suit up when i wear that thing. i'll play some guitars, and
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well, i can't jump out the window with this. i need a better one. it's not going to hold me up. so yeah, i transform myself into this other guy. but, you know, the elvis a a second to sasay y ththisis.. elelvis presley wasas like a a opening of some sortrt t too t whwholole elvis passed away, that all of us felt my god, you know, the end is a lot nearer than we realize. because he can't die. >> some haven't accepted that fact yet. >> it's true. i'm one of them. i felt the guitar really was the answer. if i could play that thing and sing some songs, i could entertain you right here without having to have a group -- >> okay, go ahead, entertain us right now.
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>> and when you were 5, you told your mom i'm going to be famous and i'm going to buy a mink coat. >> kids say things like that. but this is this thing in the family. donny said he's going to buy mom a mink coat. >> did mom believe? >> she did. in the '70s, one day i said it's time for the coat, mom. >> and elvis bought his mother a cadillac. >> that's right. >> a bunch of cadillacs. >> yes, indeed. >> these are the kinds of things that all turned up in this movie because i had not -- i was going to make this thing -- i was going to find some kid in camden, they have film schools around there. and just do this and put it in a draw so that my grandkids can see what our life is like. i had some of these clips that i owned. >> you didn't intend for us to see it, for people to see it really? >> not really. and then jim brown, the film maker who has won several emmys,
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made a movie about the weeders and they were one of my favorite groups. so he said can i do a movie about you? i said i think it's time we did something. so we told the story and got all this other stuff and it kept building, so here i am. >> i'm wondering, what are the other four songs that are on the five greatest songs of the 20th century? >> "this land is your land", "somewhere over the rainbow", "respect", and i think "white christmas." >> and they all have melodies. so what are you listening to today? >> those songs. songs like that. songs on that list, probably. they've got songs on that list that -- i listen to most of that kind of stuff. >> no springsteen? >> no, i don't really listen to that stuff. i like melodies. music has gotten very monochromatic, and it's really lost the rolling part of rock 'n' roll. it's just in your face. guitars all the time.
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i can watch people sometimes on television turn the sound down -- turn it up and it's right where it was before, it hasn't gone any place. >> it's great to have you here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> the documentary is out today. we'll hear again from defense secretary leon panetta talking about afghanistan, america's longest war. that a,,
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campaign, that not enough attention is being paid to the sacrifices that are being made. we have men and women who are fighting and dying every day in afghanistan. and they're making tremendous sacrifices in order to protect this country. there's a war going on. there's a war going on. >> is the united states safer since president obama has been in office? >> i know there's a political debate going on about that issue, but whether you're republican or democrat, i think if you look at the facts, the fact that we were able to bring bin laden to justice, the fact that we have decimated al qaeda's leadership, the fact that we have ended the war in iraq, the fact that we're drawing down in the war in afghanistan, the fact that we got rid of gadhafi in libya. when you put all of that
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together, i think the bottom line conclusion is that america is safer as a result of those actions. >> so this is your office. we continued the conversation as secretary panetta gave me a tour of his office where we talked about iran. >> and how will we know when they make that decision to build a nuclear weapon? >> we have pretty good intelligence on them. we know generally what they're up to. we keep a close track on them. >> do we believe that this megabomb we have, this massive ordinance penetrator could reach through that facility where they're developing some of these se that are going on? >> we think we've got the ability to be able to strike effectively if we have to. >> today? tomorrow? >> whenever we have to, we have the forces in place to be able to not only defend ourselves, but to do what we have to do to try to stop them from developing a nuclear weapon. >> and you have said you believe
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that there's still a window of opportunity to take about a year for them to reach the capability and then another year or two years to weaponize, is that right? >> it's going to take them a while, once they make the decision to do it. >> how big is the window? >> it's roughly about a year right now, a little more than a year. and so we think we will have the opportunity once we know that they've made that decision to take the action necessary to stop them. >> the secretary also said this about the history of his office. >> i've got some great stuff here. this desk is blackjack's desk. the vice president used to it when i was working for clinton. i believe rumsfeld got it moved over here. cheney wanted it back and he said hell, no, it's going to stay here. >> only rumsfeld tells cheney hell, no, you can't have this desk back. >> this is a brick that came
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from the compound that they got for me after we headed up that operation at the cia. they brought it back. and as you can see, it says geronimo, which is the code word for whether or not they had gotten bin laden. this is my bravo corner. the marines gave me this picture. this is my dog. i have to tell you was present during all of the briefings on the bin laden operation. he hasn't told anybody anything. >> he keeps the secret. >> he really keeps a great secret. >> there's a lot of news obviously in that interview, but his dog bravo apparently sat in every cia briefing on the bin laden raid, he said. they don't call him a man's best friend for nothing. >> watching both hours of your interview, he was so candid with you. really nice job. >> thank you very much.
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he was very can did. he's angry about this navy seal. >> you could tell. >> he's angry too that people have forgotten about afghanistan and that war, even in this political context, and he's worried about the budget cuts that are coming up. >> we remember that our world changed on this day 11 years ago. a new book reveals how the most important decisions were
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with special perks on united. secrets and lies." on sale at your favorite bookstore. that does it for us. up next, your local news. we'll see you tomorrow right here on "c bs this morning."
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good morning. in the headlines at flags are lowered to half staff today and the fire station 7 in san francisco one of several ceremonies held today on the bay area to mark 11 years since the terror attacks of september 11th. somebody's today and the heroes of flight 93 moral and union city and oak hill memorial park in san jose. supervisors conducted of last month's chevron refinery fire from investigators able to remove the pipe that the oven august 6th. the chronicle reports of the road to one 16th of an inch thick and some spots and investigators are now looking into chevron's decision not to replace the pipe just last year.
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lets take a look at the weather. of glorious sunrise this morning we're currently clear skies to the official some of the 648 and by the time the sun sets tonight at 722 very similar conditions to yesterday. the high pressure is firmly in place '70s and on the peninsula and mid and high 80s inland. we have pretty much a gradual warming trend each and every day with the hottest days to come on thursday and friday. traffic coming up next.
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good morning. a slow ride on westbound 580. the drive time is almost an hour towards 680 and the dublin interchange. a couple accidents including a new warned near the interchange. very heavy as to approach it. a number of slow spots was found to 37 this is what it looks like toward with the drive time in the red. through oakland still slow and go from fremont all the way toward downtown oakland create a stall truck that was blocking one lane near fifth is the reason. give yourself extra time going toward downtown oakland.
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